P&O Ferries cancels ALL services ahead of 'major announcement' – leaving Brits stuck at ports

P&O FERRIES has cancelled all services this morning, ahead of reports of a "major company announcement" – leaving passengers stuck in ports.

The cruise company, which is the leading ferry firm between Dover and Calais, took to twitter to tell customers their travel would be disrupted and apologising for the inconvenience.

A statement made by P&O to their staff earlier today, reads: “We will be making a major company announcement today which, with the support of our shareholder DP World, will secure the long-term viability of P&O Ferries.

“To facilitate this announcement all our vessels have been asked to discharge their passengers and cargo and standby for further instructions.

“That means we’re expecting all our ports to experience serious disruption today so please bear with us and we will give further information in an all-colleague announcement later today."

Passengers with trips booked today have been told their travel will be provided by alternative ferry companies.

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A tweet on thecompany's Twitter page said: "Our port teams will guide you and travel will be arranged via an alternative operator.

"We apologise for the inconvenience this will have on your journey plans."

MP for Kingston upon Hull Karl Turner tweeted in response to the cancellations: "This is troubling for crews and their families. I am in contact with ratings and officer unions regarding this."

People who had plans to board a P&O ferry this morning have expressed their frustration on twitter.

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One person wrote: "But who is going to let us know and when please? We were meant to be on the 6.30 ferry, sat here since 5.30 and not one person has explained anything."

Another put: "The alternative operator knows nothing either! Some clarity would be great."

Someone else added: "Sitting in Calais very angry!"

P&O Ferries has denied it is going into liquidation after suspending sailings.

A spokesman for the firm said: "P&O Ferries is not going into liquidation.

"We have asked all ships to come alongside, in preparation for a company announcement.

"Until then, services from P&O will not be running and we are advising travellers of alternative arrangements."

Sun Online Travel has contacted P&O Ferries for further comment.

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